Saison Dupont | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison DupontSaison Dupont
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 02-26-2002

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Photo of nick35712
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle @ barrel house. Beverley MA

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Photo of Rukeli76
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmg480
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, lemony straw color. A full pillowy white head of foam forms rapidly and makes a craggy plug on top of the beer. Thick, roped lacing weaves its pattern on the glass as the head recedes. Lots of hills and valleys in the cap and a torrent of bead action from below.

Aroma - yeasty, mild sourness, mild funkiness and skunkiness, and just a touch of sugary sweetness tickles the tongue prior to the first sip. The best framing for the Belgian funkiness that I've smelled yet.

Taste - intense husky grain and yeast to start. Has an element of warming alcohol despite the low abv. The swallow (and any subsequent belches, btw) brings on some floral, grassy notes giving it a wild edge. An arid bitterness follows, dried grapefruit rind, without losing that floral bit. I rather like it.

Mouthfeel - uber crisp, highly carbonated to a champagne level. The body stays moderate to just slightly light.

Drinkability - if I was in the mood for a saison, I would buy this again, a rarity for me regarding this style in general.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was poured from the bottle at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Saison Dupont flared mini pint, and glowed a pale golden color. The head was a glorious two fingers tall, made of tiny creamy bubbles. Retention was insane, eventually leaving impenetrable sheets of lacing all around the glass. Carbonation appeared high, and big chunks of sediment and haze were delivered from the last half of the bottle. The aroma sported a big whiff of warm musk, steely, and grassy malts. All the flavors mixed for a nicely crisp nose, with faint hops on the back, of the floral variety. Dried fig, raspberry, warm buttery toast, and light apple sweetness round out the back. Our first impression was that this was light and airy, but it packed the flavor. As we sip, crisp and clean toasted pale malts, wheatgrass, and light lemon freshness hit the palate. A bright yeasty metallic bite brought us to the peak of the sip, which shows a bitter lemon and orange rind. Malts continue palely, with a bit of wheat, and light muddled booze for a nice balance. More lemon bite, cellar musk, barnyard grass, and toasty pales come in for the finish. Again, the balance is there, but a bit dirty, with a final lick of light tin, and wonderful Belgian yeast. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is very high, stinging the tongue. There is dryness to the mouth, but it is not quite astringent. An even woody dryness and a pillowy softness hit the tongue, with great slurp due to that perpetual head. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily, but you want to take your time.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the light crispness and the full flavoring to the taste. This is an exemplary Saison, with very fresh and clean malts, perfectly balancing the booze, with bitterness ultimately predominating. Throughout all aspects the beer fits the style, without becoming overwhelming at any point.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice appearance, of a golden ocher color and a nice bubbling whitey foam.
Really spicy one. Sweet banana and cloves in the smell, with a lot of earthly tones.
In the mouth is even more earthly and is possible to feel a nice bitterness from the moment taste it till way after you swallow it.
Great feel, somewhat effervescent in the mouth.

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Photo of Mubbly
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml poured into 2 Chimay glasses. (Split with my wife.)

This is my second go at this beer; my first was skunked and uncharacteristic.

Cloudy toasted yellow pour with a quick rising cloudy head - dense bubbles stay put for a long time. Lotsa lacing. Beautiful.

I can't get too much out of the smell, but I found: muted citrus, lemon, dirt/earth, and peppery-ness.

The taste was awesome; there is first an earthiness followed by a muted tart apple sweetness. It finishes with a blend of pepper, hops, and a bit of earth. The flavors would work well with grilled chicken & pasta.

Pleasant mouthfeel. Feels good and smooth over the tongue, but finishes dry. Great carbonation.

This would be a great beer to have on a hot day. It has a lightness to it that is very refreshing. Goes down easy.

I really enjoyed this one. My first try was extremely dull; I'm relieved that I received a good bottle.

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaidowl
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A classic aroma of bread and straw, with a malty flavor that has a sensation of citrus rind (with hints of sour acid) and a firm bitter finish, one that fades quickly. What sticks around is the head, composed of a thick, lush foam. Topping this hazy, golden brew, streaming with carbonation (the cork shot off the bottle!), it really is a beautiful beer. This beer invites quaffing, so you will likely end up with a bed of foam on the bottom of your glass.

I drank it with a light alfredo pasta, but this is a widely drinkable beer, with a flavor that could fit a wide variety of food pairings. It is a solid choice.

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Photo of admiral
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic, classic beer that is truly worthy of it's great reputation.

Taste; clove, banana, spice and bubblegum with notes of white wine are the flavours that were predominate on the palate

Love the bottle with it's wine size and cork - an excellent beer to share with friends or someone special. Only slight criticism is it's lack of big aroma but everything else is brilliant and more than makes up for it

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle (2010) poured into a tulip glass

A: A fairly easy pour leads to a massive 3 finger white frothy head. Light golden yellow, hazy as hell, leaves a ton of lacing.

S: Belgian funk, pale pilsner malt, a little citrus (lemon), white grape skin.

T: Lots of nice Belgian yeast character: a good bit of funk, some lemon, grape-skin, touch of spiciness, hint of grass. Hoppier than I was expecting. Light pislner malt with a little crystal sugar rounds out the middle to a dry, crisp finish with a little bitterness and lingering lemon zest, grass, and stale bread.

M: Light bodied, fairly high carbonation, smooth, dry, with a crisp finish. Leaves some lingering bitterness.

O: A great saison that is has a good deal of complexity and balance with a really light and pleasant taste and crisp mouthfeel. As easy drinking as it gets.

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Photo of jrdawg
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RoyalT
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This Saison is a thing of beauty. The head rose up nicely on an easy pour, showed great retention, and even left some lacing as I drank it down. It was white as the driven snow. The body itself was that thick, slightly orange yellow that I’ve come to know and love.

Smell – This has some of the farm funk to it, but it’s really quite balanced. There’s a nice, easy yeast that soothes the nostrils. The spicing is actually more like a Tripel.

Taste – Ah, yes, quite the delicacy. The farmhouse character comes out a bit more at the taste, but it’s still balanced with yeast. The spices are powdery and very strong, again much like a Tripel or BSPA. The white pepper is prominent here.

Mouthfeel – This Saison is medium-bodied and very fluffy in the cheeks due to the wonderful carbonation. There’s a slight bit of drying at the end but it is super smooth.

Drinkability – Some Saisons can be tough to session, but this one is very smooth and went down quite well. It was one of the more drinkable examples of the style that I’ve had.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skybluewater
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky golden color, with yeast floating in it. There's a huge head that lasts forever and leaves quite a bit of lace. Smells quite funky, with a fresh Belgian ale scent. Tastes rather like a Duvel, but not as "full" a mouthfeel, with more spice (pepper). It's also a bit sour, which is actually nice.

Overall, this is a darn good beer, although it might be better for the warmer months. The only drawback is the price: $5 for a 12.7 oz bottle!

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Photo of merlin48
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle pours a hazy, golden yellow, with a white head that is surprisingly short, but has excellent retention and leaves respectable patches of lace. Aroma is overripe bananas in the beginning, with an idyllic grassy meadow and earthy farmyard in the background. Citrusy pineapple comes on strong toward the end. Mouthfeel is fizzy and smooth. Taste is pleasantly complex, with citrus fruits like pineapple and mandarin orange in the leading role. Tart and sweet/dry, with some rock candy sweetness balanced by some floral hoppiness, and the earthy yeastiness. Pale malts hold everything together for a very pleasant experience.
This is a highly enjoyable Belgian Saison. I regret that I didn't buy as many of these as my wallet could have spared. I look forward to having some more of these farmhouse Belgian ales.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy golden yellow with some sediment and lots of rising bubbles. Huge six finger white head settles into a good finger of foam. Lots of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Big aroma of Belgian yeast with lots of cloves and citrus fruits. Hints of lemon, pear, banana, apple, and a little grapefruit. Also a hint of peppers. Pretty forward with the fruits. Smells fairly sweet.

Taste: Big taste of citrus fruits with a solid backbone of spicy Belgian yeast, cloves, and pepper. Notes of banana, apple, pear, lemon, mango, and grapefruit. Fruits are rich and start out kind of sweet and tart but start to dry out towards the finish. Spices blend in well. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side. Very fruity and spicy. Starts sweet and finishes moderately dry.

Overall: A very solid Saison. Pretty fruity but there is a good balance between the sweetness and dryness.

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Photo of acurtis
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked popped off and almost dented my ceiling. Cork says "2.008". Poured a lively cloudy yellow straw color with amazing carbonation. Super bubbly, almost champange like. Head was huge and I had to stop pouring or it would have overflowed quickly. This is the second time I've had this brew and it is exceptional. Aroma of orange lemon citrus, grass, fruit. Taste is balanced citrus, fruit and yeast. Dry finish, Medium-thin body. Light and refreshing, super drinkable.

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Photo of ChopperSmith
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a 750ml bottle into a standard pint glass. Cloudy golden color with a nice head that retained for a good while.

Smell - A wonderful funky yeasty smell that is probably the best nose of all farmhouse style Saison's that I've tried. A good floral scent as well.

Taste - Slightly sweet floral and citrus flavors and really yeasty and slightly dry. A good earthy tasting brew.

Mouth feel - Relatively lower carbonation and a good smooth and creamy feel on the tongue.

Drinkability - This is definitely one of my favorites, if not THE favorite, of the Saison Farmhouse ales. Delicious, earthy, yeasty, funky, and all in the best possible usage of the terms. This is a very drinkable ale that never disappoints.

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Photo of nickd717
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review transcribed from summer of 2008 notes. On tap at Toronado.

Golden yellow color with a small white head.

Aroma is yeast and funk. A little peppery/spicy and very enticing.

Crisp, fruity, yeasty, earthy taste and a dry finish. Mild funkiness. Rather simple, but a well-executed classic for sure.

Medium-bodied with lively carbonation and a good dryness and crispness to it.

It would be great to have one of these on a hot summer day, or 7 of these when I wake up on a Monday morning.

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Photo of likestoswallow
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml corked bottle from Bevmo. Pours a rich unfiltered golden color with a huge white head that fades very slowly. Aroma is strong with notes of yeast, sour grapes, breads, and grass. Flavor is understated compared to the aroma. There is a complex mellowness to this concoction that is mostly sweet with notes of wheat, almonds, biscuit, and pears. Hops were well embedded and showed only toward the finish. Mouthfeel was very full, smooth, and silky. Finish was long, hoppy, dry and semi-sweet. Overall: this is a beer that I would drink at any occasion. I think it might go particularly well with seafood. Highly Recommended

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Photo of KTCamm
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a champagne bottle into a Sam perfect pint glass.

Pours cloudy pale yellow, dirty blond-ish. Fizzy white foam. Heavy foam settles slow. Funky yeasty smell. Earthy. Taste is clean citrussy, very very dry. Light finish. Fades into a mild hop close. Light and easy. Excellent.

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Photo of daythree16
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a tulip glass. Cloudy yellowish color with a huge head that stays for the duration. Each sip leaves a spiderweb of lace all over the glass.

Smell is some bubble gum and a touch of lemon tartness. Taste is spicy with some sour apple/pear acidity coming through. There is also a nice mildly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very, very carbonated and crisp. Can't...stop...burping. Drinkability is great. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle into A'chouffe tulip. Golden color pour with foamy white head. Aroma is somewhat not impressive...malty and grainy almost macro like, but still has nice saison typical spicy yeast notes. Taste is great. Malty with a great hop and yeast balance. Slight fruity notes, a bit spicey and all around balanced. All things desired in a saison are present at perfect balance. Awesome (nearly) perfect saison.

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Photo of dstc
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an oh so slightly hazy gold with a full, bubbly head. Head falls slow. Sticky lace.

Fruity yet farmhouse aroma. Bit earthy and a bit musty. Nice smell.

Taste is awesome. Fruity grains with a malt background and just the right amount of funk. Bit tart ending dry and clean.

Awesome mouthfeel. Smooth yet biting and sharp on the tongue.

Truly a great beer. Refreshing and so darn easy to drink.

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Saison Dupont from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 4,199 ratings.
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